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boehm12
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Turning on wireless capability on a Pavilion DV7

How do you turn on wireless capability on a Pavilion DV7?  It was turned on and now it's not.  The wireless icon on the keyboard is lit orange.  It has been working  fine since I had it, but suddenly stopped. Everything I've tried points me towards turning on wireless capability, but I can't find anywhere that shows me how on this model.  Thank you.

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ArtAppreciator
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Re: Turning on wireless capability on a Pavilion DV7

Not exactly sure which dv7 model you have and there are some different implementations

 

If the icon that looks like an antenna is lighting orange try touching it (if it is located on the strip above the keyboard) or clicking it (if it is located on the F12 key on the keyboard).

 

Does this turn the LED blue and allow you to connect wirelessly?

 

if not - type HP Wireless Assistant in the search option on the start menu and launch it . It can provide some more details with regards to why/what/where your wireless may be turned off and what to do to resolve it

Although I am an HP employee, I am speaking for myself and not for HP
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MTR013
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Re: Turning on wireless capability on a Pavilion DV7

Typing HP Wireless Assistant did it for my situation. The Troubleshooter indicated it was a HW switch! Not very helpful.

Thank you so much for your help!

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Mpekala11
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Re: Turning on wireless capability on a Pavilion DV7

I have a pavilion dv7 6 months old as well and I'm beginning to think it is junk. The wireless button f12 keeps staying orange disabled and I can't do anything to turn it back on! Beyond frustrating.
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mithcd
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Hi. Try to do Fn+F12 here. Good luck. 

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Allen321
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Re: Turning on wireless capability on a Pavilion DV7

The fn+f12 key worked. Thanks
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rehab123
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Re: Turning on wireless capability on a Pavilion DV7

HELP ME PLEASE

I Am Having Pavillion dv7 Notebook hp laptop ok when it oveer heated then i turn it on Later i see wireless capibility was off then i press the "Red Button Of Wirless Capibility On Side Of Voice Touch Button It Dosent Work"Help Me I Post This Message in other laptop of HP

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manuelmatias
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Re: Turning on wireless capability on a Pavilion DV7

i had this problem for a few weeks and RESOLVED!!!! just download HP Connection Manager under the Software-Solution then installed it and it allowed me to turn on wireless via the software , has an off and on button and fix!!! i hope it helpful as it was for me !!

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Devinh3
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Where do u download hp connection manager from?
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Vesselin
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Re: Turning on wireless capability on a Pavilion DV7

Installing the HP Connection Manager did help. I have cleaned my laptop and after that the wireless did not want to start. After using the button for switching it ON in the Connection Manager it went fine. It seems to be e known bug.

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